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Supermarket Shopping…..from home.

Online Shopping

Online Shopping

Today I tried something new, shopping for our groceries online. It was recommended by a friend yesterday, while we were complaining about having to do a shop, and just generally getting really sick of having to deal with overcrowded supermarkets and the amount of time it takes. So we went to the Foodtown website, and set up an account. It was a really painless experience. All up, it took me about 30 min to do about 170 dollars worth of grocery shopping, no driving, and the food was delivered about 3 hours later!!.. Since I got my order in during the morning, I was able to have it delivered by 1.15pm.

So not only was it convenient, but it made shopping for bargains and doing price comparisons so much better! You could quickly scroll down a page on a certain product type and see what was on special, and how much each item cost. Added to this fact the elimination of spontaneous purchases of tasty toffee pops as you walk past the biscuit aisle means you save money by not purchasing the things you don’t actually need. Apparently, the website will know what you ordered last time, and is used as a basis for the next shop. The delivery fee for a shop between $100 -$ 200 dollars is about $13, but when taken into consideration of no travel, much much less time doing the shopping, and potentially a significant amount of savings by not making spontaneous purchases (depending on how self controlled you are), and better price comparisons, I think overall its worth it. The only downside – they packed the groceries is HEAPS of plastic bags, which cant be good for the environmentalist in me, and my cherry tomatoes were in a can – it was a product that said ‘image to come’….my bad..

Overall, highly reccomend the process, and I will be definitly a repeat customer.

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  1. caroline
    February 2, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Is Progressives sponsoring your chemo or are you really just this enthusiastic about online shopping?

    • Jared
      February 2, 2009 at 9:20 am

      I’m genuinely just that enthusiastic!!.. Its cos my days arent filled with too many exciting things at the moment :-).

      But if Progressives did want to sponsor me, i wouldn’t be that adverse to it :-).

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